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Short 1Definition: Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
Short 2Definition: Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.
Short 3Definition: Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of
provisions, or of water.
Short 4Definition: Insufficiently provided;
inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a
resonable, or the ordinary, standard;
usually with of; as, to be short of money.
Short 5Definition: Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the
Short 6Definition: Not distant in time; near at hand.
Short 7Definition: Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory.
Short 8Definition: Less important,
efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less (than); with of.
Short 9Definition: Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short answer to the question.
Short 10Definition: Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry.
Short 11Definition: Brittle.
Short 12Definition: Engaging or engaged to deliver what is not possessed; as, short
contracts; to be short of stock. See The
shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short, under Short,
Short 13Definition: Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in utterance; opposed to long, and applied to
vowels or to
syllables. In English, the long and short of the same letter are not, in most
cases, the long and short of the same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of i in isle, but of
ee in eel, and the e in pet is the short sound of a in pate,
etc. See Quantity, and Guide to Pronunciation,
Short 14Definition: A summary account.
Short 15Definition: The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran.
Short 16Definition: Short, inferior hemp.
Short 17Definition: Breeches; shortclothes.
Short 18Definition: A short sound, syllable, or vowel.
Short 19Definition: To shorten.
Short 20Definition: To fail; to decrease.
short 21Definition: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and
short 22Definition: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
short 23Definition: accidental contact between two
points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
short 24Definition: create a
short 25Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money
short 26Definition: most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town"
short 27Definition: quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
short 28Definition: primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short
skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
short 29Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short
short 30Definition: of speech
vowels) of relatively short duration (as
e.g. the English vowel
sounds in `pat'', `pet'', `pit'', `pot'', putt'')
short 31Definition: not holding securities or commodities that one
sells in expectation of a fall in
prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton"
short 32Definition: unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower
short 33Definition: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted
critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
short 34Definition: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
short 35Definition: used of
syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration
short 36Definition: not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short
rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
short 37Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
short 38Definition: low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"
short 39Definition: containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into
flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"
short 40Definition: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
short 41Definition: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he
didn''t like it"
short 42Definition: tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel"
short 43Definition: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short"
short 44Definition: so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue"
short 45Definition: at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our
short 46Definition: clean across; "the
car''s axle snapped short"
short 47Definition: without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"